Tag: Rhinoceros

Scientists Discover Truth Behind Near Extinction Of Sumatran Rhinoceros

Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the Sumatran rhinoceros for the first time. An analysis of the findings, published in the Current Biology journal, revealed a new truth regarding the near extinction of the species.

Animals December 18, 2017

Last Male Northern White Rhino Tries Luck On Tinder

Sudan, the last remaining male white rhino on Earth, now has a Tinder account. Viewers can check out Sudan’s Tinder profile and help support the cause of the northern white rhinos, who are now facing extinction.

Animals April 25, 2017

San Diego Zoo Discovers Bullet Fragment Inside Rhino From South Africa

Animal caretakers at the San Diego Zoo have finally solved the mystery behind a wound on a rhinoceros that didn't seem to heal. They discovered that the lesion was caused by a bullet fragment lodged in the animal's flesh.

Animals December 28, 2016

Rare Sumatran Rhino Najaq Dies Only A Few Days After Rediscovery In Indonesia

A rare Sumatran rhino spotted in Kalimantan died of leg infection. International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warned that these rhino species are at risk of extinction, with only about 100 of them in the wild.

Earth/Environment April 7, 2016

Siberian Unicorn: How Massive Are These Creatures Compared To Modern Rhinos?

Scientists have unearthed the fossilized remains of a pre-historic rhinoceros dubbed the 'Siberian unicorn.' The creature had the same characteristic large horn on its forehead but had a body that was longer and heavier.

Earth/Environment March 30, 2016

Scientists Hope To Create First 'Test Tube' Rhinoceros

Following the death of Nola, the number of northern white rhino is now down to just three worldwide. Scientists are looking for reproductive techniques in the hopes to create the world's first test tube rhino.

November 25, 2015

Only Sumatran Rhino In U.S. To Be Sent To Indonesia To Breed

Sumatran rhinos continuously decrease in number all over the world. The Cincinnati Zoo announced that they will be sending the last remaining Sumatran rhino in the U.S. to and Indonesian breeding facility.

Earth/Environment August 26, 2015

Cameras Embedded In Rhino Horns Could Help Stop Illegal Poaching

Non-profit conservationist org Protect created a device to monitor wildlife activity and notify authorities for any signs of poaching. The device involves a heart rate monitor, GPS and a video camera. The group plans to save other animals with the use of this device.

Earth/Environment July 26, 2015

Incredibly Realistic 3D-Printed Horns Could Put An End To Rhino Poaching

Rhino poaching is the greatest threat to the survival of the animals. Could this practice be ended by the production of artificial horns?

Earth/Environment June 15, 2015

Hunter From Texas Pays $350,000 For Right To Kill Black Rhino

The hunter, Corey Knowlton, paid to hunt and kill the black rhino—ironically—to be able to protect the critically endangered species.

Earth/Environment May 21, 2015

Northern White Rhino Dies at San Diego Safari Park. What to Know About These Endangered Creatures

With the death of a old bull in San Diego, the Northern White Rhinoceros population is closer to the brink of extinction.

Internet Culture December 15, 2014

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